Italy: A tournament of firsts

May 8, 2008
By Dominic Raynor
As current world champions all eyes will be on the Italy this summer and nothing less than victory in Austria/Switzerland will do. That may not seem like a tall order for a team that boasts four World Cups in the trophy cabinet (1934, 1938, 1982, 2006) but the Azzurri have only a single triumph in the European Championships and that came back in 1968. It has often been said that the lack of whipping boys at the Euros makes it a tougher competition to win than World Cup and Italy's record would seem ...

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